Five things to consider when hiring a Sydney plumber

How to choose the best Sydney plumber

It can be daunting looking for a new Sydney plumber. When you need help with the plumbing in your home you want to make sure the person you hire is respectful, professional and qualified. We have some tips that can help you choose the right plumber for the job.

1. Make sure the Sydney plumber is fully licensed and certified

The first and most important thing you need to consider before hiring a new plumber is whether or not they are licensed. Like any trade, plumbing requires a very specific set of skills and many years of training. Unlicensed or unqualified tradesmen can create more problems than they fix, costing you thousands in restoration work. For example, sewerage systems use gravity to safely transport sewage away from your home. If a new sewer system is installed with inadequate fall, the entire system may need to be excavated and reinstalled correctly.

A quick online licence check will determine if a Sydney plumber is licensed.

2. Check the Sydney plumbers certificates of insurance

Sydney plumbing companies are required by law to hold two kinds of insurances, public liability insurance and workers compensation insurance. On the rare occasion where property damage or personal injury occurs during a plumbing job, public liability steps in to cover the costs. If the tradesperson does not have insurance, you could be liable because you own the property.

Workers compensation, on the other hand, covers any employees of the plumbing business that may be injured on the building site. If the plumber has not taken out workers compensation insurance, you as the property owner may be liable for damages.

Most Sydney plumbers will be happy to email you their certificates of currency if you ask.

3. Look at their online reviews

Online reviews are a great way to find out what other customers are saying about a Sydney plumbing company. One or two negative reviews is normal as it’s almost impossible to please every person every single time! However, if you notice multiple negative reviews with a consistent type of complaint it’s probably best to look for another plumber.

4. Ask if they offer rubbish removal

Many tradesmen, including plumbers, can leave a mess behind when they finish a job. When inviting a Sydney plumber into your home, you want to be certain they are respectful, tidy and clean. JAB Plumbing Solutions not only cleans up when a job is completed, we also offer customers the added service of rubbish removal. This could include removal of an old water heater, boxes and packaging from a new bathroom vanity or the removal of excess soil or cement following excavation work.

5. Fixed, upfront pricing

When hiring a Sydney plumber, most people prefer to know the full cost of the job upfront, before any work commences. An honest plumber will provide an accurate quote outlining all the expenses. They will make a note of any potential future costs that are not included in the price of the quote.

It’s also a good idea to get more than one quote and to compare the pricing of each component of the job. Just remember, the cheapest quote isn’t always the best quote. You want to make sure that the plumber has considered all the possible variables that could arise on the job. It’s also much better to pay a higher premium for a plumber who is insured, licensed and has good reviews.

Get in touch with a Sydney plumber

JAB Plumbing Solutions have a long history of providing high-quality plumbing services throughout Sydney and the Inner West. Our plumbers are fully licensed and insured and we offer transparent pricing and free quotes. Have a plumbing job you want to discuss?Get in touch with our friendly team today on 1800 225 552.